25 December 2009

Giant Untainted Apple Man

Ocean Man

Landing Pads for Alien Spaceships
Rotating Pope - Doesn't rotate anymore due to failure of mechanizm
Miniature statue of Liberty. Feels just like New York!

The first official greeting I received from Guam was during the post-flight video( which looked like it must have been recorded over 20 years ago). In the video, the narrator mentions that one of the biggest attraction is the Rotating Pope Statue, built in honour of the Pope's arrival back in ~1985. The other big attraction is the aquarium. Yep.

I have to confess, I knew nothing about what or where Guam is before I came here. Here's a short lesson. It is an Island-Nation/Territory of the USA in the Pacific Ocean. It is about three and a half hours of travel by plane from Japan and Taiwan. Plastered on the walls here are posters proclaiming that "Guam: Where the Sun first Rises in the USA". Neat.
So, Spain owned the island for about a billion years. The Americans came in the 1800's and won it. During the second world war, the Japanese took over for a while. It went back to the United States after the war. Cool man.

Guam is a hugely popular tourist place for the Japanese people. Thus, I've been mistaken for being Japanese a couple of times. When they try to speak with me, I just say Domo Arigato and ohayo gozaimasu, which doesn't make sense for most of the conversations. Neato.

Anyway, I've been here a couple of days. After the wedding tonight, I'll be hopping on a plane back to the Hong Kong Land. The place is pretty nice. The first couple had been marred by the occasional rain. Today is gorgeous though, with the sun and blue skies and stuff.


24 December 2009

Imagine this was a tweet.

Guam hot humid. water undrinkable. humid, condensated windows.
lack of sleep first day.
paid internet good, happy.

swam today. beach water salty, shallow
not good at swimming anymore

20 December 2009

City of the Future

So, we went apartment shopping today. Went to a nice island that's about 25 minutes by ferry away from Central (mainish part of the city). It was pretty nice but a little far for my liking.

Worst of all, my phone has decided not to charge. I'm stuck without bleh so I've decided to buy a new phone while I'm here. Its now mostly HTC Hero vs N97.
I'm leaning towards the hero simply because of its integration with the cloud.

19 December 2009

Aflong a Hong Kong.

Cathay Pacific isn't actually too bad. During the 14 hour flight, I went and explored either movie selection.
This is what I watched.

G.I.Joe - Awesome movie. During the rewatch, I was able to pick up on the whole Zartan/President/Most Powerful Person plot.
Wanted - Retarded. I fell asleep briefly during this.
Stardust - A family friendly light fantasy story. A little lovey dovey at times, but good.

In the Loop - A british/american political story about how certain statements can get blown out of proportion, and how politicians play their political game.
Star Trek: First Contact
The Dark Knight

18 December 2009

So long, suckers!

I'm leaving Vancouver! Permanently!

It'll be the first time in a long while since I've left the continent, so that'll be pretty fun.

Not really looking forward to the 35ish hours I'll be flying in the air, mostly due to the negative dreams I've been having. I don't want to spoil it, but somebody dies and somebody gets left behind. Oh yeah, there's also a creepy (legit) psychic who gave stern warnings from the future (like, you should really get a CAT scan before its too late, etc.). For a particular someone, he only said to make funeral arrangements. :/

Anyway, I'll be gone for two-ish weeks. Feel free to call me if you don't mind paying the extra long distance.
Back December 31.

PS: Exams suck.

Airport. What a fgt.

I've written about this already.
Pretty much the same.

I've brought nothing for my flight. I'm not expecting to be able to use my notebook computer at all. Obviously, even if I do I probably won't have internet. I heard that there are airline companies out there that don't treat you like garbage. Obviously Cathay won't be one of those.

I'm sitting at the departure gate, and the intercom has been going on sporatically. From my understanding of Chinese, they're doing last calls for this person. The strange thing is that they're only announcing in Mandarin.

gg 14 hour trip ahead.

08 December 2009

Better Off Ted Premiere, SGU, and Shitting my pants because of KFC

Better Off Ted - Returns tonight! Quirky science-fictiony show. Watch it!

SGU - As I mentioned before, this show doesn't appeal to everyone. Not everyone loves the slow, soapy, character driven shows. Historically, the Stargate Franchise has been more action and plot driven. As a result, many people dislike SGU, and it shows in the ratings. At this point, however, most of the critics have quit or already stopped watching the show, and the remaining few (myself included) mostly generally enjoy the program. The real question is whether there are enough fans of the show to sustain the program for another season.

Shit on pants, KFC - I made a detour coming home tonight to stop at the KFC at Lansdowne. What used to be Toonie Tuesday a couple of years ago have morphed into 2.69 Tuesdays. Two chicken pieces (thigh and drumstick) plus a small order of fries for that price is excellent. When I got out of my car and tried to close the door, I heard a loud clanking sound. I assumed it was my seatbelt which might have been stuck. I checked and it was clear. I closed the door.

When I got inside to order my sweet (salty) fat chicken meat, I realized that I wasn't carrying my N95 Mobile. Thus, I couldn't call My Friends and ask why they were so late. Oh well. I finished my food and went to buy some study-treats.

Half an hour later, when I was about to leave the parking lot, I remembered about my phone. Did I get messages? I'm a fairly important guy so I should have messages.

I couldn't find my phone. It was dark outside and the interior lights were being dumb. I looked under the car seats. Nothing.
At this point, I was starting to get scared. I thought back to when I last knew I had my phone. It was in the car. What was that noise when I tried to close my door? Was it my phone? WAS MY PHONE LYING ON THE GROUND OF THE PARKING LOT? OH SHIT.

I did a U-turn right in the intersection, ignoring all the traffic signals. After dodging a few cars, I made it back to the parking lot. I got out. I looked around. Did I park here? or there?
My phone was not on the ground.
I looked in my car again. This time, on the passenger side.

I know! I'll call myself, and then the gentle vibration of its silent ringing will lead me to it.

Oh well. I'll just go home and play world of warcraft, Patch 3.3
Fuuu- My Blizzard Authenticator is on the phone. Can't play without it.


I walked between the rows of the car, feeling much like a thief looking for a weak spot.
In the end, I shamefully walked back to my car. I went back home.
I used my home phone. I find my phone. The end.